Accession Number : ADA124610


Title :   Fixed Wing Stability and Control Theory and Flight Test Techniques. Revision


Corporate Author : NAVAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL PATUXENT RIVERMD


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a124610.pdf


Report Date : 01 Nov 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 680


Abstract : This manual is primarily a guide for pilots and engineers attending the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. The text presents basic fixed wing stability and control theory, qualitative and quantitative test and evaluation techniques, and data presentation methods. In most sections, more than one technique is described for each test. Generally, the best technique for a particular investigation will depend on the purpose of the investigation, the amount of instrumentation available and the personal preference of the individual test pilot. The approach of the qualitative stability and control testing presented herein is an attempt to associate all flying qualities tests with particular pilot tasks required in the performance of the total mission of the airplane. The pilot's opinion of a particular flying quality will consequently depend primarily on the pilot workload while performing the desired task. Quantitative evaluation techniques presented may be used to substantiate pilot opinion or gather data for documentation of airplane characteristics. The performance of both qualitative testing and quantiative evaluation is considered essential for any successful flying quanlities investigation.


Descriptors :   *USER MANUALS , *FLIGHT TESTING , *CONTROL THEORY , *FIXED WING AIRCRAFT , TEST AND EVALUATION , STABILITY , SCHOOLS , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , FLIGHT TRAINING , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PILOTS , TEST METHODS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , QUALITY , MISSIONS , DATA REDUCTION , WORK , MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , FLIGHT MANEUVERS , AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING , AERODYNAMICS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE